Van der Velde Waterplants water lilies

WATERLELIES

Water lilies, the natural solution against algae in the pond. For every pond we have the perfect large or small water lily. A water lily is enormously important in the pond. The water lily leaf blocks out the sun so the water does not heat up as quickly, so there is less algae growth. The water lily leaf also provides a natural hiding place for fish and other underwater life. Our range of water lilies consists exclusively of hardy species and you always have a 100% growth and bloom guarantee.

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Buy water lilies for your pond? These graceful pond flowers, as well as hardworking aquatic plants, decorate any pond with their flower colors. They are hardy and, in addition to their beautiful appearance, provide shelter for aquatic life. Water lilies for deep and shallow ponds also block heat from the sun, keeping the water temperature stable. This inhibits the growth of algae. Of course you want to enjoy your beautiful water lily as long as possible, we tell you more about the leaves, growth, water lily types and how to prune a water lily.

Mini water lily(Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Alba')

You can buy a mini water lily such as the white dwarf water lily Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Alba' at Van der Velde Waterplanten. You will get this delivered from our own nursery including a pond basket, clay, fertilizer and gravel. You can also buy another small water lily from us: the beautiful red water lily Nymphaea'Pygmaea Rubra'. Besides red and white, we also have two other small water lilies, the yellow Nymphaea 'Pygmaea Helvola' and orange Nymphaea 'Aurora'.

Planting water lilies in your pond

Many water lilies can be placed in different types of ponds, such as patio ponds and swimming ponds. The white dwarf water lily fits well in a mini pond and is a popular plant among water lilies. With beautiful, snow-white flowers, this plant graces any pond! The flowers bloom in the months of June to September.

Planting a water lily is fairly simple. There are various water lily types, each with its own recommendation for depth. This depth is indicated on the packaging. The standard rule is that a dwarf water lily should not be planted any deeper than -40 cm and a large water lily no deeper than -100 cm.

With a pond depth of, say, -120 cm, it is advisable to place the basket around the water lilies on an elevation so that it is less deep and the leaves can grow to the surface more quickly. Water lilies take root at the bottom of the pond and grow best in calm, still water. Because the roots grow horizontally, it is best to place waterleli in a basket with a low rim. This way the roots will grow well.

Lily pruning: how to prune a water lily?

Water lilies for deep and shallow ponds bring lots of leaves. The floating leaves form a beautiful green cover over the pond and provide shade and a hiding place for fish. By keeping a close eye on the leaves, you'll keep tabs on the condition of the plant. You will also know when it is time to prune water lilies and mini water lilies.

Does your mini water lily or white water lily have rotting leaves or has it been chewed on? Then it's time to start pruning them to keep the pond clean and the lilies healthy. Because the lily beetle visits your water lilies, you will have larvae under the leaves in addition to eaten leaves. When these hatch, there are more insects that attack the leaves. You will recognize this by holes in the leaf and brown, dead leaves. Remove the water lily leaf by cutting off the stem about -20 cm below the water surface.

Pruning water lilies is important for maintaining the pond properly and can be done before the winter season begins. By cutting off leaves instead of pulling them loose, you prevent roots from getting a rotting place where they can die. Pruning is done when rotting leaves are visible or when leaves have been eaten by snails and insects.

Buy water lilies at Van der Velde Waterplanten

Buying water lilies from us has a number of advantages:

  • 100% growth and flowering guarantee
  • Only hardy water lily species
  • Delivered from own nursery

White water lily

The white water lily is the strongest water lily species, this applies to both the large and small varieties. Helpful to know:

  • Do you want large water lilies in the pond? Then go for the strongest white water lily Nymphaea'Albatross'
  • Need water lilies in a small pond? Then choose 1 of the 4 Dwarf Water Lilies

To enjoy a clear, clean and balanced water lily pond all year long, we are happy to help you with Simon's pond building step-by-step plan. That way, water lilies will bloom in a clean and beautiful pond every year! Also take a look at our complete list of pond plants, bog plants or floating plants and get inspired.

You can buy a water lily at Van der Velde Waterplanten. Each water lily comes directly from our own nursery. We deliver the lilies including a pond basket, fertilizer, clay and gravel and you get 100% growth and bloom guarantee.

A water lily costs € 14.95. For this price you get a pond basket, special water plant clay, gravel and water lily food.

Planting a water lily is very easy. You will receive a pond basket from us in which you place the lily. Then you put it in the pond at the depth indicated on the packaging. For detailed instructions on how to plant a water lily, please watch our tips and instruction video.

If you have placed the water lily at the right depth and also added enough oxygen plants and aquatic plants in the pond, then you do not need to take care of a water lily. The only thing you can do after a few years is prune the water lily so that it can start growing again.

Our advice is to place at least 1 water lily per 0.5 to 3 m³ of water.

If a water lily is not planted too deep and gets enough light, it can grow up to 1 meter within a few weeks in summer.

You plant a water lily in a pond basket which you then place upright in the pond. If you have a deep pond, you can use tiles or crates to create an elevation to ensure that the water lily is less deep. This promotes growth.

In addition to being an eye-catcher, a water lily is also very effective at keeping sunlight out of the pond. The water lily leaf causes the water to heat up less quickly and this ensures that algae grows less quickly. The water lily leaf also protects fish from herons, for example. Read more about water lilies.

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